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Being Indian – The Pride

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09 Mar 2017

Instilling nationalism has always being a priority within the education system. Whether it be the curriculum, the observance of key days around the Sovereignty, Democracy and Republic of India or sharing the history of our nation with children among other discourses.

Teachers, I believe play a very important role in promoting this pride that we all share. And then, I come to realise that a pride is a family of lions. The symbolism of the brave hearts, the courageous whose valour gifted us the freedom we enjoy today as a nation.

From the ones who raised their voices against oppression in the 1857 to the whole of the 19th century that brought the likes of Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad, Subhash Chandra Bose and Gandhi to the fore of the struggle for freedom. This pride of our nation’s lions, our icons and their zeal to breathe in an Independent India is the reason why we are exchanging our opinions so freely today. And this pride of the lions is the feeling, we as parents, guardians, teachers and choreographers of the future generations need to instil in our cubs.

I thought, it would be an appropriate salutation to this amazing day – The Republic Day of India to share my pledge; both as an educationist and as a parent towards making our forthcoming generations aware and take pride in the journey we have undertaken to arrive up till this point.

A very memorable and joyous Gantantra Divas to all of you!